SCRCA Formal Description for Long Marton Station Waiting Room (Down)

Submitted by mark.harvey / Sat, 28/03/2020 - 17:05
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Station Waiting Room (Closed). 1876. Architect: attributed to J.H.Sanders. Single storey single depth range parallel to track, red brick walls with red sandstone ashlar dressings, pitched blue slated roof fitted with pierced ridge tiles, many missing. Trefoil recess in each gable. Gables with stepped ashlar projecting courses under eaves and fitted with plain timber bargeboards and stone or lead/metal-covered gable cappings.

East elevation to platform: Symmetrical five bays, of which first and fifth break forward slightly.  Centre bay formerly had double timber doors now boarded up. Bays one, two, four and five have two former windows each, of two lights with stone mullions now all boarded up. Gable to left on first bay has single door, gable to right on fifth bay has a further two-light window boarded up. Low brick wall abuts south gable wall. 5-rail metal back-of-platform railing abuts south gable wall.

West elevation: Blank wall. Masonry retaining walls and base below platform level support room above.


1: On plan the first bay is a separate room; the remaining four bays form the waiting room with a fixed bench seat along the rear wall.  The room was built with the left-hand first bay south gable facing the oncoming trains to the down, northbound platform.

2: It is not listed. The building appears to be disused with no public access and is in poor condition (2019), such that it could be classified as “At risk”.

3: The Main Station Building and Booking Office (SCRCA Location ID 280210) opposite on the up, southbound platform is separately described.

Acknowledgements and revision history

This formal description was prepared by Richard J. A. Tinker from photographs and a site assessment carried out on 19th September 2019. It was last updated on 3rd October 2019.